0800 ??

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  1. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Now that the industrial side of the business is starting to get going I am considering an 0800 number for the company, basically the cost is £25 per month.

    Is anyone else out there running an 0800 for their business?

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Markyboy 50

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    Don't think anyone cares about 0800 anymore. Most people are happy to pay the 30 p for a call. Especially businesses. And private customers usually have free mins on their mobile
     
  3. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I do not disagree, I just wonder if there is some subliminal effect of seeing an 0800 number that gives of an air of a larger more professional company as it were?
     
  4. Markyboy 50

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    It's possible I guess. Think most people expect to see a mobile number now. Suppose u could get an 0800 number and divert it to your mobile. Not sure if it's worth the faff tho.
     
  5. adamangler

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    I think 0800 does seem lika larger company.

    My personal opinion if I saw 2 adverts for window cleaner one mobile and one 0800 I'd ring the mobile as rightly or wrongly the image in my mind would be of a sole trader local guy one man band type. If however I was a large company I'd ring the 0800 as id be subconsciously thinking professional, insured, etc.

    That's just how my mind would work who knows what others would think
     
  6. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Think a local landline area code is far more attractive than an 0800
     
  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Totally agree Diwrnach but we are already operating in 5 different dialing codes and plan to go a lot further afield in the next year.
     
  8. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Then get area codes closer, you can pay for call diverting that will use any code you want, I could have a local landline number for where you are for example.
     
  9. Damo

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    0800 numbers are now free from mobiles. So that's a bonus.

    Tried 0800 numbers. Geo numbers are far better.
     
  10. boarcity

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    my opinion,you need 1 number and thats it .

    my personal experience is folk who advertize call 0800 ,or call landline ,or call mobile never last the distance
     
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